ILDC had an opportunity to collaborate with Marek Wnuk from Poland, the founder of "Sunshine Center" in Kiev region, who has conducted a training for the social workers, psychologists, foster and adoptive parents today at our office!
There was about 13 people starting to go through the series of this training, which will continue later this spring with the Part II and III of this training. The group has greatly enjoyed their experience and look forward to the next training on this topic this spring!
The participants were so grateful to learn more info and skills on working with children, who have experienced trauma in their life. There was lots active learning, practical exercises to use with the kids presented and important info to consider! The feedback was very positive as the topic is so relevant and skills are greatly needed.
We have a new family that we work with right now and we would like briefly to share with you about this family and their story.
A widowed father with 5 children. Fathers name is Juliy Zeleyev and his kids Snezhana 12 years, Nadia 10 years, Natasha and Ira twins 7 years and youngest Denice 5 years old. They are all nice kids and their father himself is a good men. He served in a military for a long time in Kyrgyzstan. After his retirement he had returned to Ukraine. They bought a small house in a village and moved there. After some time his wife got very sick and died. He continue to take care of 5 children and did whatever he possibly could to provide for them. Couple of months ago Children Service came to them with intention to take his children away from him and place them into the orphanage. They claimed that their house was too small and too poor for them to live there. Poor father did not know what do and after experiencing a major stress he was hospitalized to the hospital with a suspect of a heart attack. Our staff Victoria found out about this situation and immediately went to find out what we can do for them. We have negotiated with our partner "True Hope" and agreed with them to place this family temporally into the house that was just renovated for their own project with a purpose so that Social Service would not claim again that this family do not have a proper facilities to live and children must be taken away fro their father. We have got few months to help this family and to find the way how to make their own house better and livable so the children could stay with their father.Children do not want to go to the orphanage and want to stay with their father.
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PRAY THAT GOD WOULD HELP US TO STAND FOR THIS FAMILY AND TO WIN THE CASE IN THE COURT!